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Seito Shito-ryu Official Kata List

If you search ‘Shito-Ryu Kata’ on YouTube, you will find “Shito-kai kata” rather than “Seito Shito-ryu kata”.

Note: Our Shito-ryu is ‘Seito Shito-ryu’, the style founded by Shito-ryu founder, Kenwa Mabuni, and succeeded by his son, Kenzo Mabuni. Please do not learn details from other ‘Shito-ryu’ kata videos as they are most likely different

Itosu Kata

Pinan Shodan 平安初段
Pinan Nidan 平安弐段
Pinan Sandan 平安三段
Pinan Yondan 平安四段
Pinan Godan 平安五段
Juroku 十六
Matsukaze 松風
Jitte 十手
Jion 慈音
Jiin 慈允
Rohai 鷲牌
Bassai Dai 抜砦大
Bassai Sho 抜砦小
Kosokun Dai 公相君大
Kosokun Sho 公相君小
Shiho Kosokun 四方公相君
Chinte 鎮定
Chinto 鎮東
Wanshu 腕秀
Kenshu 拳秀
Myojo 明浄
Aoyagi 青柳
Gojushiho 五十四歩
Kenpaku 拳伯

Higaonna Kata

Sanchin 三戦
Shinsei 新生
Kensho 拳掌
Tensho 転掌
Sochin 壮鎮
Shisochin 士壮鎮
Seienchin 征遠鎮
Happo Sho 八方掌
Shinpa 新破
Saifa 最破
Kururunha 来留々破
Seisan 十三
Seipai 十八
Niseishi 二十四
Sanseiru 三十六
Unshu 雲手
Nipaipo 二八歩
Ippyakureihachi 壱百零八

Are you a member of Davis Karate?

If you like to practise kata at home, kata videos (slow practice version) are available on YouTube.
Email to to receive a link on YouTube. Videos are not available to the public by search.

Please specify the name of kata in the email with your full name and your grade (belt colour).

Kata videos will help you to review what you learn in the class and learn new katas for your next grading.
You need to clarify techniques, directions, speed, timing, breathing, and applications in the class.

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